Tibetan and Himalayan Library - THL

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Date Of Record Release: 2007-09-26 00:14:35
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Title: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism: Indian Buddhists and their Tibetan Successors
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: David L. Snellgrove
One Sentence Summary: An overview of Indian Buddhist tantra and its transmission into Tibet.

Description: The book is structured into two parts (previously two separate volumes) – the first is devoted to a synoptic overview of the historical development of Indian esoteric Buddhism, and the second devoted to a more biographical and social history of the assimilation of tantric Buddhsim into Tibet. The first part on India begins with a summary of standard Indian Buddhism, but the key portion is the overview of the rise and development of tantric Buddhism (128-305). Its focus is more on a general overview with emphasis on doctrine, literature, ritual and iconography, rather than a detailed social and institutional history. 117-213 deals with the early history of tantra and particularly the treatment of Buddhas and their families. Overall, this book was the most important study of Indian Buddhist tantra and its early transmission into Tibet when it was first released, but in many ways has become superseded by more detailed and specific studies that later emerged. (David Germano)

Publisher Place: Boston
Publisher: Shambhala
Normalized publisher place: Boston, MA
Publisher URL: http://www.shambhala.com/html/catalog/items/isbn/978-1-57062-973-0.cfm
Published Date: 2002
Extent: 656 pages
Classification: Tantric Studies -- Buddhist Tantra -- Indian Buddhist Tantra
Tantric Studies -- Buddhist Tantra -- Tibetan Buddhist Tantra
Cultural Coverage: India
Tibet and Himalayas
Language: English
ISBN/ISSN: 1570629730
Format: Text
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Book (single author)
Reader Rating: very useful
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Date Of Record Creation: 2007-09-26 00:17:15
Date Record Checked: 2007-09-26
Date Last Modified: 2007-10-20 10:53:15
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